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for. what does it say that president obama is proceeding with that nomination despite some of the controversies that emerged when he they floated the trial balloon earlier? >> well, in washington we can tell a lot more about somebody's intent by what they do than what they say. what we've heard a lot said of the white house of late is that they're interested in reaching out to republicans and forming accords and looking to get past some of the partisan bickering that's gone on back and forth. what the president has done today in nominating mr. perez for this job was to throw down the gauntlet to republicans who-- for them, as you say, he is the embodiment of a kind of eralism that they say that the core of what's wrong with the obama administration. there are other people who probably share every bit of mr. perez's views as relates to the use of the law, labor unions, empowering labor unions, fighting against employers who don't want to offer benefits and union access. there's probably somebody who does all of those things, but isn't as controversial as mr. perez, but in ch
. claudine wong is there and we will have a live update. >>> president barack obama has more on the big issue at hand, stay tuned with a live update. . >> we are live in richmond where showers are ringing if spring, we will tell you more what to specter your morning commute. >>> president barack obama, the hot button issue he is expected to focus on today. >>> and they are trying to keep pigeons out of certain bart stations, that is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning, thanks for joining us march 20th, i am pam cook. >> let's go to steve who is right there... >> first day of spring. >> and it is raining. >> it works. >> yes, first day well we have some rain and it is very mild and i just got a tweet asking me is it coming up from the southwest and yes, it is coming from the southwest, we have 50s and 60s. >>> roads are a little bit wet as you pass mission boulevard and wet all over the bay area. also the morning commute looks good if you are driving on the san mateo bridge westbound and on the high-rise, let's go back to the d
. is this it? one and done? >>> the critical item on president obama's agenda in israel. >> reporter: it's b.a.r.t. verses the birds. we'll tell you how much the agency is spending to keep their stations free and bird free. it may surprise you -- as "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> we're tracking developing news out of bethel island where a large fire that's burned two homes has flared up again. the fire first broke out at 2:30 this morning on taylor road. claudine wong is live on bethel island with more on why this fire is taking so long to control. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, tori. they've attacked it from the front, from behind and now they are gonna talk it from above. take a look. one home was already destroyed by flames but this fire at this home has burned for more than four hours. you have firefighters on the ground shooting water up into the top level of this home. but it's just not getting to where it needs to get to. firefighters say what they are doing now is getten an
but they say he sounded disoriented. he may be driving a camera. >>> president obama is in israel. we want to show you a picture out of jerusalem. these are live pictures right now, where you can see president obama. it looks like he's hearing from sol young children. a little girl at the microphone. at this point, he's at the residence of shimon peres. the two men are scheduled to take part in a tree-planting ceremony. then later today, president obama will meet with benjamin netanyahu. coming up at 7:15, the hot topics on the meets with the israeli leaders. >>> well, now we're less than a week away from the day the u.s. supreme court will hear oral arguments on proposition 8. next tuesday the court will hear arguments before or against prop 8 along with another same-sex marriage case. the challenge to the federal defensive marriage act. yesterday, the court said it would release same-day audio if the arguments are presented. the court's statement did not mention television coverage which legal experts probably means it will not be allowed. >>> a bay a
but at a lower rate than it should be. we lost over 700,000 government jobs during the obama administration despite all the right wing talk about him the fact is the deficit is getting smaller and there are fewer and fewer government jobs. the addition of jobs we had last month, 236,000 jobs, 70 those of those were business service jobs. that's a good sign for the future. accountants office workers being hired that employeers expect more business in the future. but the sequester and the press for austerity and the increase of social security tax are all slowing our progress to where we should be. >> michael: of course these companies would be hiring accountants now because they're making so much damn money because they're not paying enough wages to their workers. that's part and parcel of how it works. >> yes remember a fundamental tenant of the chicago school and i went to the chicago school is to get rid of unions, that means driving down wages. i just reported in my column in tax analysts, tax notes, if you take the average increase of income for the bottom 90% of americans from 1966 whe
back in with james. >> 4:18 . again live pictures of the middle east. president obama and president abbas held a joint press conference at the presidential compound. >> they had a lunch and they are expected to step to the podium at about 4:20 about the next few minutes. >> in national news, the senate has passed a huge spending bill to fund the government through the end of september. that bill would avoid partial federal shutdown at the end of the month. and vote today in the house was in the measure to the president for his signature. it includes funding for the day-to-day operating budget of every cabinet agency, and another $87 billion for military operations in afghanistan and iraq. >> the unemployment rate for veterans dropped last year according to a new labor report. but veterans still lag behind non veteran the job market. >> off the jobless rate for veterans who served in the military since the 911 terror attack drop by 2% in 2012. >> the puppeteer who gave sesame street elmo his voice is facing a disturbing lawsuit. a new one. a federal suit filed by sheldon stevens, cla
to the state, the d.a., and the f.b.i. to determine if any laws have been broken. >> president obama is wrapping up his visit to israel by paying respects to heroes of the percent state and victims of the holocaust and visiting the birthplace of jesus and he will travel to jordan to meet with a top ally in the region. we are joined live from washington, dc with more from our reporter there. >> good morning, kristen. a busy and historic three days if president obama in the middle east. today he holds final meetings with the israelis and palestinians. >> on the final day in israel, president obama paid tribute to the history of the jewish people laying wreaths at the graves of israeli cultural icons and remembers victims of the holocaust on a tour of a memorial in israel. >> they were men and women and children, so many children, sent to their deaths because of who they were, how they prayed or who they loved. >> the trip has been rich with symbolism. he reaffirmed the united states alliance in a send off toast with israeli leaders. in a speech to israeli college students the president
the nation in rising home prices. >> new this morning, president obama pays tribute to victims of the holocaust. ahead, what is next for the commander in chief as he is ready to leave israel. >> a live look from highway 101 in the north bay where boulders have come down and are blocked all lanes of traffic headed to the golden gate bridge but now, traffic is getting through in the two left lanes. >> good morning, we have two separate sig-alerts. a live shot of sky 7, from the waldo tunnel. the tow truck is there hauling the cars away. boulders fell off the grade and on the road. cars obviously have slammed into them because they did not see it. it is very dark out there. c.h.p. is concerned the hill is unstable so they have two right lanes still coned off. you can get by in the two left lanes. this is southbound 101 coming from the waldo tunnel and the best alternate is to take either of golden gate ferry or the richmond san rafael bridge around to san francisco. and southbound 280, there is a fatal accident and c.h.p. and investigators are on the scene. the two right lanes, no
.com. >>> in israel and the west bank preparations are under way for the arrival of mr. obama. wednesday mr. obama will make his first trip to the ring general as president. crews in jerusalem have been hanging up american flags. the luxurious king david hotel is getting ready to receive the president and his full entour e entourage. chefs have been busy finalizing dishes and anticipating any possible requests. >>> here's your "first look" at this morning's "scrambled politics." former governor mark sanford is the most familiar name in tuesday's house primary. running on the democratic side is liz bet colbert bush. teddy turner, son of media mogul ted turner, hopes to come in second to force a gop runoff next month. >>> former obama campaign manager david cluff says he is done with running presidential campaigns but note to biden. >> she is in both parties right now. by far i think the most interesting candidate. probably the strongest candidate. >> at this weekend's cpac, professional provocateur ann coulter hurled insults at chris christie, who was not invited to attend. >> even cpac had to cut
on for this hour. president obama just hours away from flying to israel for the first time since he's been in office. i want to take a look at why this trip is important from middle east peace to iran nuclear worries. >>> and a very emotional moment in the courtroom as two high school football players are sentenced for rape. >> i had no intention to do anything like that. i'm sorry to put you guys through this. i'd just like to -- >> going to take a look at this crime and how it is impacting one ohio community. what's this? uhh, it's my geico insurance id card, sir. it's digital, uh, pretty cool right? maybe. you know why i pulled you over today? because i'm a pig driving a convertible? tail light's out.. fix it. digital insurance id cards. just a click away with the geico mobile app. (announcer) at scottrade, our cexactly how they want.t with scottrade's online banking, i get one view of my bank and brokerage accounts with one login... to easily move my money when i need to. plus, when i call my local scottrade office, i can talk to someone who knows how i trade. because i don't trade lik
, preparations are under way for the arrival of president obama. on wednesday mr. obama will make his first trip to the region as president. crews in jerusalem have been hanging up u.s. flags. the luxurious king david hotel is getting ready to receive the president and his entourage. they have been finalizing special dishes and anticipating any possible requests. >>> and now for a look at your monday weather. meteorologist bill karins is here. i guess the word of the day is jet stream. >> there's a huge storm off the west coast. it gives us one decent day. the exception up in the northwest. a little tiny storm coming up through southern british columbia bringing showers. a little snow at the high elevations. we're watching that moving down through. you can see headed towards bellingham, light rain showers for you and on the coast. this big storm winding itself up off the coastline here. there's a big, huge moisture plume all the way near hawaii up around this storm. there's a lot of moisture with it but not too much of it is going to move on shore. again, we're good today. we should be all right
exactly like that guy? that guy is what glenn beck calls president obama, mainly because he doesn't respect him enough to use his title. according to beck, the actor who plays the devil in the series looks like the president. beck has his followers which is why his tweet took off. since the broadcast, more than 20,000 tweets containing the words obama and satan have been posted. the producers of the show called any resemblance utter nonsense. today, beck took to twitter again and not to clarify. he said this. media, relax. actor has been in similar roles before. funny, nothing more. for different reasons, the bible is one of my fave shows. keep watching. actor has been in similar roles before. in the world of glenn beck, that means he's definitely a ringer for the president because this isn't the first time he's made that comparison. >> let me play devil's advocate and may mean that literally, and argue for the president here for a second. some of the book of revelation crazies out there actually believe that barack obama is the antichrist. is it possible that barack obama is the
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. the mass will take place tomorrow. vice president joe biden arrived in rome overnight. and president obama is leaving the country later this week to israel. it will be the first time, john and diana, that president obama and vice president biden will be out of the country at the same time. back to you. >> thank you, devin dwyer. in washington for us this morning. >>> tomorrow's installation mass begins at 4:30 eastern time. abc news will have live coverage on air and online. >>> two people are dead after their plane crashed into a south bend neighborhood. the jet was having mechanical problems. as it tried to land at a nearby airport. it hit two houses and then became stuck inside a third home. this woman heard the engine struggling. >> all of a sudden, sputtering or something. and then boom. nothing else. got real quiet. about 30 seconds later, i started hearing fire trucks. i said to my husband, i think a plane just crashed. >> the situation in the neighborhood especially dangerous because of the spilled jet fuel. and the structural damage to the homes. >>> now to the guilty verdicts in
correspondent tonight. thanks. >>> this was an important date for president obama in the middle east after visiting both israel and the west bank. he met with king abdullah of jordan, a country facing some very turbulent times of its own post-arab spring. there may be no stronger arab ally to the u.s. and israel than jordan. our chief white house correspondent chuck todd traveling with the president and has our report. >> reporter: jordan's welcome for the president featured camels and bagpipes. ♪ at king abdullah's palace, a greeting by jordan's future leader, the young crown prince, a freshman at georgetown. topping the agenda, the war next door in syria. refugees flooding across the border could soon account for 20% of jordan's population. >> so for the americans in the audience have the equivalent of 30 million refugees crossing into the united states. the possibility of that going up to 60 million by the end of the year. >> reporter: the president announced $200 million in aid but still was pressed by a jordanian reporter on why the u.s. wasn't taking military action. >> the united
. >>> president barack obama will be focusing on fundraising. what president barack obama hopes to achieve by giving money to candidates for next year. >>> we learned about a planned attack at a florida university. >>> traffic looks good on the willow pass grade, we will tell you more straight ahead. that's why i got a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. . >>> we have new details about an attack on central florida. this former student pulled a an alarm and -- pulled an alarm and his roommate called police when a student pointed a gun at him. when police arrived they found the student dead of a gunshot wound and four homemade bombs. >>> a gruesome be heading of a wall street journal businessman was be headed. he was captured in pakistan and was later killed. a former leader was captured yesterday although he did not carry out the actual be heading. daniel pearl was captured to win freedom for al qaeda members being held at guantanamo bay. >>> it shows a simulated attack on the white house and capitol hill. kyla campbell has more on the different opinions of what experts are sa
been lifted. >> overseas, president barack obama is wrapping up his three day trip to israel this morning. this is video of campaign respect to heroes of the jewish state and to victims of the holocaust. the president's next has to jordan. >> this morning we are continuing to monitor the school bread that was made against the san mateo high school the force police to increase patrols near the campus. posted on the internet and mentioned the arsonist day. will tran is live at aragon high school and tells us why police are still there. >> we see some parents are here to drop off their students. school is expected to start and about 30 minutes. that will have police presence inside the school and outside the school. because we live in an age where the schools get the affirmation how quickly they told the parents than half of them kept their children and home. we was see how this plays out today to see whether not parents to keep children home today. >> wednesday morning a student at the school noticed a suspicious postings on its face book page and it was an anonymous page. they
in will let you know. >> overseas, president barack obamas wrapping up his three day trip to israel this morning. this is video of him paying respect to heroes of the jewish state and to victims of a holocaust. he laid wreaths at the grace of theodore herzl the founder of modern zionism and a former israeli prime minister yithak rabin , who was assassinated back in 1995. >> back to the bay area and up date on a story we first brought you last week. a preschool teacher is now formally charged with giving sleeping pills to children in her care. 59 year-old, debra gdrtz is facing five counts of attempted child endangerment for putting the childsleeping aid sominex in to her preschooler's sit pickups. she is in a teacher at the kiddie academy in morgan hill since 2007. she supervised not signs of about 10 children ages 1 and 2. it was back on march 8th the voltages says she saw the other to to put the drug into the water cups of some of the children. she is now scheduled to be arraigned next tuesday. >> criminal charges have been filed against the wall and a lot about being raped on the
's not a creature on earth that can resist this. >>> president barack obama about to take his first trip to the middle east since taking office. he'll arrive in israel on wednesday to meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. topic one, the threat of a nuclear iran. the president will also travel to the west bake for talks with palestinian authority president e emamannious and he'll make a 24-hour stop in jordan before flying home. >>> tomorrow republicans will kick off an effort to attract new voters and reform way they choose their white house nominee. cnn's political editor is paul sustain hauser and he's here. good to see you, my friend. >> not on the campaign trail. >> republican party chairman reince priebus offered a preview of the plan this morning let's take a look at what he said, and then we'll talk. >> it will include hundreds of people, paid across the country from coast to coast, in hispanic, african-american, asian communities, talking about our party, talking about our brand, talking about what we believe in, going to community events, going to swearing-in ceremonies,
're taking a page out of the obama playbook because the ground games were amazing, they knew people in those and today prebus announced that. what will go beyond voter outreach in this announcement? what else are renting planning, paul? >> when it comes to a couple other areas where republicans really didn't do well compared to the obama campaign and democratic party, digital is one area and they'll put a lot of money and man power into digital to get their message out on social networks. another thing, this is fascinating for people like you and me who follow this, the chairman talked about changing the primary system. they want a more condensed primary system, he wanted it over by april and may. they want to see the convention in june or july. they want to cut back on debates. there were a lot of debates which were great for us but not for the republican party. a lot of interesting stuff coming out tomorrow. will it make a difference? we'll find out in 2016. >> he said ten debates not 20 where they were beating up on each other. thank you. >>> coming up on first sunday as pontiff, pope fra
-chaired this rnc project. he helped write this report. >>> president obama expected to announce his pick for labor secretary today. it's thomas perez, the assistant attorney general who heads up the justice department civil rights division. the president also preparing for a visit to israel tomorrow. this will be his first international trip of the second term. the first of his presidency to israel after visiting jerusalem president obama heads to ramallah, and then to amman in jordan. >>> so the ncaa collection committee has spoken. now it is all of our turns to fill out those brackets. while there is no obvious favorite in this year's tournament we do know there will be a new champ because after winning it all last year, kentucky was left out. the top seed in the 68-team torn all right are luisville, gonzaga, indiana and kansas. i've been trying to fill out my bracket all morning. it is not easy. it should be easy for you to beat me and you can compete against all of us here at cnn. go to cnn.com/brackets. join the cnn group. the fun, of course, begins tomorrow night. >> who do you think takes i
conservative conference this weekend, firing up the crowd with jabs at president obama and new york mayor michael bloomberg. is this part of a comeback tour? abc's martha raddatz joins us with more. >> reporter: the conference was supposed to be looking forward to the future of the republican party. but it was not the new republican starts getting all the attention. it was one many thought was fading away. >> governor sarah palin. >> reporter: sarah palin is back, and tossing red meat with the best of them. palin and her big gulp made the biggest splash with her swipe at new york mayor bloomberg's failed attempt to limit the size of sugary drinks. the crowd seemed to think even cooler was palin's jab at president obama and democratic proposals on gun control. >> new background checks? dandy idea, mr. president. should have started with yours. >> reporter: few pollsters or pundits believe she would succeed at a bid for national office. but you wouldn't know that by listening to her. >> barack obama promised the most transparent administration ever. barack obama, you lied. >> reporter: but
another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. >>> time to check our top stories. president obama plans to announce he's nominating an assistant attorney general to become the nation's next labor second. that will happen around 11:40 a.m. eastern this morning. he currently heads the civil rights division for the justice department before joining the justice department, perez led maryland's department of labor, licensing and regulation. >>> spring may soon be here, but winter's fury sticking around for though. severe storms in the forecast for much of the eastern half of the country. >> some areas dealing with severe weather. if you look at the radar, we have a tornado warning in place for parts of middle tennessee and that will be in place until 9:00 a.m. eastern time. on a wider view, a severe thunderstorm watch. you can see all these storms with the lightning just firing up through parts of kentucky, tennessee. now, that will be good news for those areas that are recovering from the wildfires that were burning yesterday, but for this afternoon, we do have a risk for severe storm
as the next secretary of labor. some republican opposition is expected when president obama nominates perez today. if confirmed by the senate, perez, who has been head of the justice department's civil rights division for 3½ years, would take over the labor department as obama undertakes several worker- oriented initiatives, including an overhaul of immigration laws and an increase in the minimum wage. two star high school football players from ohio are heading to a juvenile jail. ♪ ♪ yeeeowwww! hot mess hot mess ♪ your'e a hot kind of love you set me on fire you spice up my night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hit wonder is now a burger. the hot mess is loaded with spicy jalapenos, onion rings and gooey pepper jack cheese. ♪ your'e a-a hot mess and that's how i met your mom. ♪ hot mess with colgate optic white toothpaste. it whitens over 2 shades more than a leading whitening toothpaste. and try colgate optic white mouthwash. to whiten more than 3 shades, use the whole whitening line, from colgate optic white. the two teenagers -- 17- year-old "trent mays" and 16-year-old
where it is expected to pass and then on to president barack obama and they are reaching a deadline to pass that spending bill or face a government shut down. >>> we want to check in with sal for the commute, it is after 6:00 now. >> yes, and i want to show you something because of a crash on 880 westbound and richmond. let's go to the toll plaza here. it is lighter than usual and although there are certainly plenty of people on the road but i think they are all stick on 880 but if you are driving on the bay bridge, it looks good and the actual freeway system looks good as well. i want to show you 80 westbound and this crash here as we remove the indicater, you can see the traffic between panola and richmond is very, very slow and unfortunately that is why people are not at the bay bridge yet. there was an injury crash but they are waiting on a tow truck to get that badly damaged vehicle out of the lanes. let's go to steve. >>> there are some breaks in the clouds from napa to san jose and we have a little bit of a break or two in. clouds. napa says 43 and they are the coolest. 47 de
to israel where president obama has just arrived. he just took a moment to deliver remarks to the crowd that showed up to welcome him. this is his first trip to israel as president. there is a lot to talk about with the ongoing situation there in the middle east between israel and palestinians. we will have to see what happens at this historic meeting as it is under way. we will follow the president's movements throughout the day and update you on what is going on. >> back here in the bay area we began our news this morning with developing story i san jose police looking for a gunman who they say shot a man in an apparent drive-by shooting. >> here is the place we're talking about. the address is 1720 hopkins and drive. that is a middle school area. let me push in and show you the area we're talking about. this again a middle school nestled in a community. police said the victim between 18 and 20 years old was standing on the sidewalk when a light colored guess you the drove by and someone opened fire. the victim remains in a hospital this morning their condition remains unknown. that h
to the house where it is expected to pass and then on to president barack obama and they are reaching a deadline to pass that spending bill or face a government shut down. >>> we want to check in with sal for the commute, it is after 6:00 now. >> yes, and i want to show you something because of a crash on 880 westbound and richmond. let's go to the toll plaza here. it is lighter than usual and although there are certainly plenty of people on the road but i think they are all stick on 880 but if you are driving on the bay bridge, it looks good and the actual freeway system looks good as well. i want to show you 80 westbound and this crash here as we remove the indicater, you can see the traffic between panola and richmond is very, very slow and unfortunately that is why people are not at the bay bridge yet. there was an injury crash but they are waiting on a tow truck to get that badly damaged vehicle out of the lanes. let's go to steve. >>> there are some breaks in the clouds from napa to san jose and we have a little bit of a break or two in. cloud
of labor. some republican opposition is expected when president obama nominates peres today. if confirmed by the senate, peres, who has been head of the justice department's civil-rights division for three and a half years, when takeover the labor department as obama undertake several were oriented initiatives, including an overall immigration laws and an increase in the minimum- wage. >> 14,000 for under 76 is the current level for the market. the current level for the marke[ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't r
. >> reporter: after trying out his charm offensive on republicans for the last week and a half, president obama will work on international diplomacy. on tuesday, two days after st. patrick's day, he we will comes the prime minister of ireland to the white house and then mr. obama embarks on a very important trip overseas to the middle east where he'll sit down with israeli leaders and also meet with leaders of palestinian authority before making his way to jordan. during this trip mr. obama is expected to issue a very strong warning to iran they will not be able to develop nuclear weapons. >> coming up this week on wall street a host of major companies will report their earnings. we'll hear from fedex, general mills, nike, and tiffany. the fed announces its latest rate decision. that comes on wednesday. we'll be listening very closely to comments from central bankers on overall economic recovery especially after a particularly strong february jobs report. then on thursday we'll get the latest existing home sales numbers for the month of february. those are key because existing home sales actual
at the campus chapel. one student is still in the hospital. >>> president obama is facing resistance from israel's incoming government as he prepares to embark on his first official visit to israel. his visit happens in two days. israel's new housing minister says prime minister benjamin netanyahu's cabinet plans to keep expanding jewish settlements. president obama had long urged israel to halt building on the disputed land. >>> a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows many more americans continue to side with israel rather than the palestinian authority. but most also prefer to leave peace negotiations between the two sides rather than involve the united states. 55% sympathize more with israel. just 9% sympathize with the palestinian authority. while 18% have no opinion. >>> big trip for president obama. there is a perception by some that -- that the president has devoted more of his energies and his, his vision to arab issues rather than israeli issues. a perception by some, fair or not. so there is a sense that he is going over there to sort of maybe give the impression that he is mending
and going after obama and the left on these issues that in these demographics that we're losing in, to say that republicans favor things like school choice. look where obama is in d.c. if you look at school choice there, he spent three years arguing against funding the d.c. scholarship program. >> where do you see the brightness? >> -- the lowest rate in the entire country. we can't give up on those issues. >> where do you see the brightness? you said the future looks bright. the rnc doesn't seem to think so. >> no, the republican party, all this inner discussion between different wings, this is normal. if you read michael duffy's book "the president's club" this is nothing new. this is something that has gone on since nixon and reagan and it happened in the liberal party, too. the democratic party as well. the reason it's a bright time for the republicans is because in the last three weeks, we've had a lot of victories. look at rand paul, drawing attention to the fifth amendment constitutional violations of this administration. look at the sequestration. it was supposed to be a big disast
for the next little bit between hillcrest and lone tree. >> it is 4:55. president obama leaves washington for the middle east with stops in israel, the palestinian territories, and jordan. he will try to restart the long stalled israeli palestinian peace initiative. he told israeli television he wants to hear ideas from both israeli and palestinian leaders. before he leaves the president will welcome irish prime minister to the white house today to belated st. patrick's day festivities. >> new york mayor bloomberg is looking at a law to force stores to put cigarettes out of sight. it would make new york the first city in the nation to keep cigarette products off the shelves. he says hiding cigarettes would reduce the temptation to smoke. a store spokesman calls the idea "absurd." surprising medical news of the number of people who will develop dementia as they age. a report says a third of people over the age of 65 have alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia when they die. one in three. the study from the alzheimer's disease association says when it is not the official cause of d
the inmates were captured. >>> preparations for president obama's visit to israel and the west bank are under way this weekend. crews in jerusalem have been hanging up american flags, and the police force is beefing up security. the president is due to arrive on wednesday. it's his first trip to the region as president. >> there was a large amount of cooperation, which is also taking place between the israeli police and american security. and this is the most important visit that is taking place since president bush's visit in 2009. >> the white house says the trip is part of an effort by the president to improve his rocky relationship with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >>> hundreds of people gathered in san francisco today with the gel of helping undocumented immigrants gain citizenship. the faith in community forum was held in an episcopal church in the mission district. it comes as the president announced that he wants to overhaul immigration laws and put some 11 million immigrants on a path to citizenship. a bipartisan group of senators is expected to introduce a bill on the
of the country. >> next, president obama is getting ready for a trip overseas. the long-standing problem he will be confronted with when he arrives at the destination. >> cash for weapons? the bay area county getting ready to hold another gun buyback >> now developing news we brought you earlier, authorities say they found a 90-year-old san jose man who was recorded missing yesterday. he was found safe just a short while ago. authorities were concerned about his safety because he suffers from alzheimer's disease. >> there is going to an second gun buyback if santa clara after a successful high back got 1,100 firearms. it will be held on saturday with the county using left over money from an early event to fund this buy back. authorities will pay up to $100 for each handgun, shotgun, or rifle and $200 for assault weapons. no questions asked. >> today the. sonoma county supervisors will adopt an ordinance to make it easier for cyclists and pedestrians to sue driver whose intentionally threaten or harass them. the proposal being pushed by bicycling advocates after recent crashes that injured o
poll finds 53 percent of americans believe going into iraq was a big mistake. >> president obama's approval rating is now below 50 percent. a new international survey finds that only 47 percent of americans now approve of the president's job performance, the first time the president's approval rates is below 50 percent since september. also new this morning, asian markets bounce back after losses on monday, the japanese nikkei and the kospi closed up. over the weekend the plan to bail out cyprus banks caused worries there could be massive bank runs and the fears seem to be receding. trading is underway in less than 15 minutes. we will check with jane king live at the new york stock exchange at:45. >> i don't go retail cher has stored in the bay area will start down after the stock tumbled yesterday after the company announced they pulling pants from store shelves because they are see through. hallelujah -- lulu lemon stock says this affects pantses that are too shear and is offering refunds to customers. the problem will create a product shortage in the fors for now. >> the best
secretary of labor. >> some republican opposition is expected when president obama nominees peres today. a newly released report by the justice department's inspector general says fred gave incomplete testimony to the u.s. commission on civil rights when he said the promise political leadership was not involved in the decision to dismiss three defendants in a lawsuit that bush administration brought against new black panther party is. >> to start high school football players from steubenville, ohio are heading to a juvenile jail. the two teenagers 17 year- old trent maize and 16 year olds malik richmond were coconvicted of raping a 16 year-old girl falling of alcohol fuel party last summer. but now ohio's attorney general is calling for a grand jury investigation to see whether other teenagers, and even coaches, parents and school officials broke the law by not speaking up sooner. >> this community desperately need to have behind us. >> this community needs to know that justice was done and needs to know that no stone was left unturned. >> both teenagers address to the court and apologi
clinton, and president barack obamas and a host of conservative who previously opposed same-sex marriage and now support it. >> public opinion has also turned in favor. the question remains what, if any impact would this have on the supreme court question are being duly nice to constitutional law of the universe burst in san franciscuniversity of san franc. >> the public at large will begin to support the extension rides. >> i think that plays an informal role in shaping deliberations. but it is not a formal is very informal. >> the u.s. supreme court will hear all arguments on tuesday and wednesday of next week. >> rulings are expected sometime this summer. >> than curren kron 4dan gerkern 4 news. a new national poll shows support for same-sex marriage at an all-time high. >> and the last 10 years, public opinion has undergone a reversal. in 2003, more than half of all americans wanted to allies same-sex marriage. now nearly 60 percent want to legalize it. the poll was conducted by a lender research for abc news and the washington post. >> a folksinger is accused of making anti-gay comm
's expected to pass and then to president obama to sign. congress was racing against a -- against a deadline of march 27th or face a government shutdown. the bigger battle over the 2014 budget continues. >>> it could be easier to get into the national postal forum in san francisco today. >> okay! >> workers and customers protested outside yesterday's sexes at moscone service. they are angry the postal service is spending more than $2 million to network with vendors. but the postmaster general says they represent one-third of total postal service revenue and they need to hear their concerns. the conference wraps up tomorrow. >>> two men were indicted by a federal grand jury for trying to get $20 million out of the state's pension fund. the indictment names two men of using fake documents to trick people into paying $20 million in fees to a company run by villarobos. >>> there is a new study that says california lawmakers have the highest based salary in the nation. last year the base salary for legislators topped $95,000. they also received about $30,000 in tax-free per diem payments. but the
to pass and then to president obama to sign. congress was racing against a -- against a deadline of march 27th or face a government shutdown. the bigger battle over the 2014 budget continues. >>> it could be easier to get into the national postal forum in san francisco today. >> okay! >> workers and customers protested outside yesterday's sexes at moscone service. they are angry the postal service is spending more than $2 million to network with vendors. but the postmaster general says they represent one-third of total postal service revenue and they need to hear their concerns. the conference wraps up tomorrow. >>> two men were indicted by a federal grand jury for trying to get $20 million out of the state's pension fund. the indictment names two men of using fake documents to trick people into paying $20 million in fees to a company run by villarobos. >>> there is a new study that says california lawmakers have the highest based salary in the nation. last year the base salary for legislators topped $95,000. they also received about $30,000
, former president bill clinton, president obama, and host of conservatives who also previously opposed same sex marriage and now support it public opinion has also turned in favor, but the question remains, what if any impact will this have on the u.s. supreme court a new national poll shows support for same sex marriage is at an all-time high. in the last 10 years, public opinion has undergone a reversal. in 2003, more than half of all americans wanted to outlaw same sex marriage. now nearly 60 percent want to legalize it. the poll was conducted by langer research for abc news and the washington post. if you ride bart during the heavy commute- you may have noticed some changes today. all this week. bikers will be allowed on board during peak commute hours in the morning and at night. kron 4's j.r. stone has more on the week long test program. new tonight at 8-- bart might be considering extending its service north into the east bay... possibly as far as hercules. kron 4's charles clifford has details and shows us where the new train routes could run. district 7 bart board member zakha
clinton, president obama, and a host of conservatives who also previously oppose same-sex marriage and now supported. >> they few years ago, bill and i celebrated as our daughter married a love of her life. i wish every parent had the same joy. to deny our daughter who they are and who they love. this is to deny them the chance to live up to their own god- given potential. >> the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments in both the prop. 8 case and the defense of marriage that case next week. ruling are expected this summer. >> and a new national poll shows support for same-sex marriage at an all-time high. in the last 10 years, public opinion has undergone a reversal. if and 2003, more than half of all americans wanted the outlawed same-sex marriage. now nearly 60 percent want to legalize it. the poll was conducted by lane dirt research for abc news and the washington post. >> the backlash continues to grow after a folk singer on leashes and anti-gay rent while performing at yoshi's in san francisco over the weekend. michelle smiled, is a grammy nominated senator. it was doing her performan
. we are in jerusalem where president obama tomorrow will begin a visit to boost relations with israel, the palestinian authority, and jordan. for the united states, the war in iraq began ten years ago, but for iraqis, it never really ended. it began on a clear night, with military precision, as guided bombs brought shock and awe to baghdad. u.s. troops charged up through the desert, and soon baghdad was falling. iraq's oil money was supposed to pay for the war. it didn't work out that way. from now on, the war set its own agenda, an insurgency erupted that became a religious civil war. sunnis versus shiites, americans now stuck battling to keep the two sides from killing each other, and u.s. forces. iraqis accuse the united states of invading to find weapons of mass destruction that were never there, and destroying a delicate religious balance. the white house stopped claiming all was well in iraq, and thousands more troops surged. the violence dropped, and americans left, nine years, almost 4,500 troops killed, 32,000 wounded, 130,000 iraqi civilians killed. the cost, according to a
. last week he accompanied president obama to egypt. this is kerry's first trip to iraq after becoming secretary of state. >>> pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass in st. peters square. he road in a modified pope mobile. there was no class casing protecting him. 250,000 people gathered for the mass. the pope urged them to be humble and young at heart. he kept his spontaneous style and broke away several time from his prepared text he urged folks to lead simple yet productive lives. clergy and pilgrims palm and a live branches during that. >> today is the first sunday of spring. just a beautiful day out there. let's turn to rosemagoing to se a near repeat. even slightly warmer for some of our inland locations. tonight a little bit of a transition. first things first outside our door this morning it's a cool one once again giving you a live look there over the east bay hills where we have the sun on the rise. the official sunrise right about now will set 7:25. so plenty of sunshine in store for you today. high clouds will continue to pass overhead. and this morning i'm actu
president obama visited the middle east last week. israel says it is ready for immediate talks. the palestinians say israel must freeze settlement building on lands captured in 1967, before they will hold talks. >>> 7:17. a federal watchdog group just released a report this morning saying the nation's bioterrorism labs are not secure. ktvu's kyla campbell in our washington, d.c. newsroom. you've been reading the report. are any california labs in that report? >> reporter: well, dave, uc berkeley does have what's considered a high biotrirm lab one the report released from the government accountability office does not single out anything. the deal with bioterrorism weapons have not been implemented. the department of agriculture and the centers for disease control monitor the inspections for these labs. the government accountability recommended creating a new single entity to watch over these labs but the federal government says it's not in the best interest of national security to use money and other resources that way. the government accountability office found two main failure
the peace process come after president obama visited the middle east last week. israel says it is ready for immediate talks. the palestinians say israel must freeze settlement building on lands captured in 1967, before they will hold talks. >>> 7:17. a federal watchdog group just released a report this morning saying the nation's bioterrorism labs are not secure. ktvu's kyla campbell in our washington, d.c. newsroom. you've been reading the report. are any california labs in that report? >> reporter: well, dave, uc berkeley does have what's considered a high biotrirm lab one the report released from the government accountability office does not single out anything. the deal with bioterrorism weapons have not been implemented. the department of agriculture and the centers for disease control monitor the inspections for these labs. the government accountability recommended creating a new single entity to watch over these labs but the federal government says it's not in the best interest of national security to use money and other resources that way.
that the president obamas job approval rating has dipped below 50% for the first time since september. the cnn poll shows that the spotlight in recent months on fiscal and budget issues or contributed to the drop in numbers. meanwhile, 54 percent of americans had an unfavorable view of the republican party. >> if the call numbers came a day after the republican national committee released a major review of their performance in the 2012 elections. >> a boost for backers of same-sex marriage. former secretary of state to hillary clinton joined ever- increasing list of politicians to come out in support of same-sex unions. clinton jointer husband, former president bill clinton, president obama and host of conservatism also previously opposed same-sex marriage and now support it. >> if a few years ago bill and i celebrate as our border miracle of our life. i wish every opportunity for that parer for parents to see t >> to deny them the chance to live up to their own god- given potential is not right. >> the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments in proposition 8 andy defensive marriage act case next we
to president barack obama. >>> emma watson smacked down rumors she will play anastasia in "50 shade of grey." who here actually thinks i'm doing "50 shades of grey" as a movie. like really? >>> we have a very important question for ashley haynes in oklahoma. >> ashley you're amazing. will you go to the prom with me? >> you have to say yes now. you got a lot of support here. we're taking a look at our pick city of the day. in chicago today not going to be a nice one. no. sleet will change over to rain showers. 38 degrees. could create travel troubles at least this morning. there should be some improvement later on today. even though spring starts on wednesday and it doesn't feel like it we're still giving you your pollen forecast. mostly our highest reports coming out of the southeast and down across texas where it has nice warm temperatures above average 80s and 90s. snow basically from north dakota stretching right over into washington, d.c., although we're not going to see accumulating snow in d.c. maybe an inch or so in new york city but more of a new england storm especially late today
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